Taking care of water damage immediately is a must. One of the biggest reasons why so many people out there pay through the nose to deal with water damage is because they let their homes continue to have water damage when they could simply make a phone call to a water damage expert and have the problem taken care of. Despite what one may think, it is far more expensive to let the damage stay there than it is to call in the experts.
The primary reason why so many people simply leave their water damage there is because they think calling an expert is expensive. And it's true, it can be. But if you have homeowner's insurance, then the chances of you being able to have your water damage taken care of without spending out of your own pocket increase exponentially. Granted, there are some forms of water damage that homeowner's insurance may not cover, but that is a matter of checking your insurance policy. If your policy covers the damage, get it taken care of. You can call us and we can tell you if it will be covered, and the call is free and the advice is free.
Imagine for a moment that you had some mold on your carpet. Maybe you left a window open and it rained and you got it all up with towels. It didn't seem like a big deal so you tried to take care of it on your own and clean it out. And it may have worked for a day or so, but the mold is back with a vengeance. So you clean it again. Now you've spent money on carpet cleaner and guess what? The mold is back again. Soon enough you end up having to replace the carpet, and guess what?
Your floor boards are COVERED in mold. You've got a mold trailer park on your floor, and at this point, there's no cleaning it and there's no repairing it on your own. Your little problem that could have been fixed in one day has just become a full blown ordeal that could take days to replace. You need to call in an expert the minute you even suspect that there is water damage. It is not something you should try to ignore or put off for later. Address the problem the minute you think there even is one. There are other hotspots you need to check on a regular basis for water damage so you can prevernt them from getting out of hand.